Clipmarks 2.0 is officially live. The past 18 months has been an incredible experience. Thanks to all of you who helped us get to this point by making Clipmarks a part of your lives.
There are two big things to tell you about. The first is you can now clip videos from YouTube and other video sites. The second is you can now instantly post clips to your blog. We’re calling it Clip-to-Blog and it makes blogging what you find on the web so easy that EricG is even thinking of bringing his blog out of retirement. You can also blog any clip you find on the Clipmarks site.
As well as being able to clip videos and Clip-to-Blog, we’ve enhanced the Clipmarks browser add-on even further. First, you can now highlight and clip multiple sentences, making it easier to capture the exact pieces of the page you want. You can also blog and email what you clip without saving it first.
We worked hard to make the whole clipping experience more intuitive as a whole. To start, we turned what was a four button extension into one button that fits nicely in your browser. You also get a nice thin top bar when you go into clip mode that lets you choose whether you want to save, blog, email or print what you clip, lets you turn the orange lines on and off, and counts how many characters you have clipped so you can see whether or not you’re within the publishing limit.
Which brings us to another new thing. With this new release, to save a clip publicly on the Clipmarks site or post it to a blog, it must be under 1,000 characters. We spent a long time discussing the best way to set this limit and came to this decision in keeping with the core idea of Clipmarks being about capturing just the best parts of pages. We know some of you have been uncomfortable with this idea and we hope you will understand that we are doing this because we truly believe it is best for the future of Clipmarks. There is no limit if you want to save clips privately.
The site has also been redesigned. We hope you like the new look and navigation options. When you’re logged in, one thing you’ll notice is your very own Clipmarks keypad on the top right of the page. It gives you quick access to your clipmarks, the clipmarks you pop and comment on, as well as your favorite clippers and topics.
So there you have it. We’re really excited about this one and hope you are too. To get clipping with the new features, install the new Firefox add-on (the Internet Explorer version is coming very soon). To learn more, watch the demo or see the How-to-Clip page.
Hope you enjoy the Clipmarks 2.0 experience.